Zooey Deschanel returns one last time to her funny and quirky character Jessica Day on April 10th for eight episodes, where viewers will see the characters in a three-year time jump from the previous season. Deschanel has said that even though two of the three couples will have settled down, there is still “room for growth” with her characters television boyfriend Nick Miller (Jake Johnson). In the previous season, two of the roommates had already settled down, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) had married his longtime crush, Cece (Hannah Simone) and Coach (Damon Wayans Jr) moved to New York with his girlfriend May.
The actress is known for her fun old-school style and discussed the 7th season of her Fox sitcom at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena on Thursday. “More than anything, personally, it’s such a treat to get to work with amazing people for seven years,’ Said Deschanel, “That is so rare. All of my professional experiences have been a run of a movie, six months. I’ve gotten to work with these people through so many life changes, watching everyone grow as people, as actors, and as writers. It’s kind of like high school, but longer.”
Some of the other cast members spoke on Thursday about their characters, including Hannah Simone and Max Greenfield, whose characters are married to each other and are raising a three-year-old child together, named Ruth. “I think he is completely enamored with his child and he wants to spend every waking moment with her” Said Greenfield. Whereas Hannah Simone spoke on something unfortunate, saying that there will be a death of a significant cast member in the premiere of the seventh season.
Lamorne Morris who plays police officer Winston Bishop gave hints about what to expect on his character, saying he is now married and expecting his first child to his fellow partner, Aly Nelson played by former Saturday Night Live actress Nasim Pedrad.
New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether confessed production was ‘lucky’ to be able to make the final season a ‘love letter to the fans.”’I fought for a final season and hopefully it was worth it,’ the 36-year-old said. “It was fun this season writing the characters a little bit more grown up. I don’t know if it’ll be fun to watch. It will be…it will be!’. According to the show, fans should not expect the return of Megan Fox’s character Reagan, but Damon Wayans Jr., Dermot Mulroney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner, Tig Notaro, and J.B Smoove will appear.
Watch the final season of New Girl on April 10th, 2018 at 9:30pm on Fox.